Afzelia

Afzelia

Scientific Name: Afzelia spp.
Location: Africa & Southeast Asia
Dried Weight: 50lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1800lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,737lbf /in2

 

The heartwood of Afzelia is a reddish brown color, while the sapwood is a pale yellowish white. Both colors tend to darken with age. The grain is interlocked with a medium to coarse texture. Afzelia is naturally lustrous and has an end-grain that is diffuse-porous with large to very large pores. It is a very durable wood that is moderately resistant to termites. Afzelia is somewhat difficult to work with because of it’s pronounced dulling effect on cutters. Even gluing and finishing varies and is not consistent.

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